Etcetera Newfoundland and Labrador A&E listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Published on November 27, 2013

On tour
Ennis Sisters — “It’s Christmas Tour”
Nov. 27: Stephenville, NL
— St. Augustines Anglican Church
Nov. 28: Port Aux Basques .
— St. James the Apostle.
Nov. 29: Corner Brook
— First United Church.
Dec. 1: St Anthony
— St. Mary the Virgin.
Dec. 2: Port Au Choix
— Holy Family Parish.
Dec. 3: Rocky Harbour
— St. Matthew’s.
Dec. 4: Meadows
— Holy Trinity Church.


Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. It’s Syllables first annual Christmas concert. A night of local music and comedy starring Rex Goudie with special guest Sabrina Whyatt. Also performing musician DAVO, stand-up comedians Greg King, Adam Benson, Colin Hollett and Stephen Coombs. Come out for an amazing night of local talent with all proceeds going to the Children’s Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics through the Mary Brown’s Fund. Tickets available at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office, online at or by calling 729-3900. Get your tickets today.


Arts and Culture Centre

Corner Brook

Nov. 30. Allison Crowe’s “Corner Brook Tidings” concert.

Dec. 4. “It’s Christmas Time With the Once.”


The Beaches Heritage Centre


Dec 15 at 8 p.m. “Oh Holy Night” — A holiday concert of seasonal Music. Tickets available by calling 677-2360.


Cochrane St. United Church

Cochrane Street

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra combines forces with one of St. John’s favourite musical families — the Huttons — to bring you “A Hutton Family Christmas,” 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Cochrane Street United Church. Tickets ($25-$30) are available at the Arts & Culture Centre Box Office (729-3900), online: at and at the concert.

 Music at Memorial presents the MUN Chamber and Festival Choirs Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. Works by M. Praetorius, Bob Chilcott, Britten and “A Christmas Garland” by C. Susa will leave you with the sense that the season of renewal and joy is upon us all. Join our new director of choirs Jakub Martinec for his debut concert. Tickets for “Meditatio Adventus — A Choral Meditation for Advent” are available at the door at Cochrane Street United Church 30 minutes prior to the concert. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.


D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John’s

On Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The Gower Community Band presents “Terra Nova Christmas Concert,” featuring the premiere performance of an award-winning work by Colin Taylor from the 2013 GCB Composition Competition as well as a delightful potpourri of Christmas music. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors and students.

Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. The MUN Jazz Ensemble grooves to the best in contemporary ensemble writing! Come check out the band as it explores the wonderful world of jazz.


Freds Records

198 Duckworth St.

Fred’s Records presents two free shows: Emilia Bartellas and Aaron Collis (of the Dardanelles) on Saturday Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. Duane Andrews and Craig Young on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. All welcome.


Freshwater United Church Hall

Freshwater, Carbonear

Nov. 29. Duane Andrews and Craig Young ‘Charlie’s Boogie’ CD Release


Gower Street United Church

Gower Street

CBC Newfoundland & Labradorpresent a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are now available at Holy Heart Theatre and Alpine Country Lodge (advance only) or at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Community Food Sharing Association.


Kiwanis Club


The MusicBox is holding it’s 11th annual “Evening of Christmas Music and Skits” on Tuesday Dec. 3 in aid of Jaxson Slade who is battling leukemia and will need to have a bone marrow transplant at Toronto Sick Kids. Admission will be a minimum of $5 and any further donations will be accepted. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For information call the MusicBox or 744-2080 or visit


Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.


St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The Kirk)

Queen’s Road

Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir, directed by Dr. Valerie Long, and the Seniors Resource Centre present a free Christmas concert for seniors and guests on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. Special guests Les Ms. A donation for the food bank would be appreciated. A great start to the Christmas season.


The Beach Cottage


Fridays from 7-10 p.m. Glenn Simmons acoustic show.


Green Sleeves

George Street

Nov. 27 — Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Nov. 28 — Rob Cook 6 p.m., Unlisted 10:30 p.m.

Nov. 29 — Rob Cook 4 p.m., Damian Follett 8 p.m., The DiMaggios at midnight

Nov. 30 — Dave White 6:30 p.m., The DiMaggios 10:30 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Chris Meyers 7 p.m., Damian Follett 11 p.m.

Dec. 2 — Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Dec. 3 — Dave White 10 p.m.

Dec. 4 — Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.


The Martini Bar

George Street

Every Thursday Stixx and Stones starting at 10 p.m.

Nov. 29-30 Kelly Ann Evans.


The Rockhouse

George Street

A benefit concert of victims of the typhoon is being held Nov. 29 starting at 9 p.m. Musicians and organizers have come together to plan the concert, including the Instigators (aka gators), Dunungbe, Psychobilly Cadillacs, and Rachel Navales Sheppard, all are donating their time and talent.


Rocket Room

272 Water St.

Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. Aaron Collis and Emilia Bartellas CD release. Tickets $20 - Available Nov 15 at Fred’s and O’Brien’s Music Store.

Dec. 10. Anne Lindsay, violinist/fiddler, composer, singer-songwriter, producer and arranger.


Rose and Thistle

Water Street

The Connexions are releasing their debut album “Connect Four” on Nov. 30 at the Rose and Thistle. Joining The Connexions will be Thom and the Tomcats and Run to the Rocks. Tickets are $7 at the door or $15 with a CD or cassette and a beer ticket.


The Ship Pub

265 Duckworth St.

Folk Night at the Ship is every Wednesday at 9 p.m. The last Wednesday of the month is our Traditional Session night, where musicians are welcomed to join in an acoustic session hosted by an experienced player.

Nov. 27 — Traditional Music Session hosted by Gerry Strong.

Nov. 28 — Don Brownrigg.

Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. Duane Andrews and Craig Young ‘Charlie’s Boogie’ CD release.


Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

Nov. 29/30 — The Sleveens.

Dec. 6/7 — Chad Murphy Trio.

Tuesdays — NightCull featuring Janet Cull with Kalem Mahoney opening.

Wednesdays — The Dark and Dirty’s.

Wheel Deal Thursdays — Steve Edwards.


Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Sorensen School of Dance presents the fourth annual “A Christmas of Dreams” in honour of Bethany Danielle Pike — “’Twas The Week Before Christmas.” Tickets $22. All proceeds from this performance will be donated to The Bethany Danielle Pike Camp Fund and local food banks.


Mmap Room

Arts and Culture Centre.

Practica: A practice session for tango dancers. Join Tango on the Edge for social Argentine tango dancing. Tango on the Edge Practica meets Sundays from 7-9 p.m.


Barbara Barrett Theatre

(former Basement Theatre)

St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

Engine Productions presents “You Are Here” by award-winning playwright Daniel MacIvor, Nov. 28-30 at 8 p.m. nightly with additional

2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets $20 advance/$25 day of. Matinee is $10. To buy tickets please contact the ACC box office at

729-3900 or visit the website.


Cochrane Street United Church

St. John’s

Dec. 5-7. Best Kind Productions presents “Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical.” Tickets $22 adults, $20 students/seniors. Tickets on sale now at Holy Heart Theatre box office.


Commissariat House

King’s Bridge Road

Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. “Penning The Carol.” Once again, Aiden Flynn performs a solo retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The play supposes that Scrooge and the accompanying cast of characters are created in a session of intense writing and storytelling on Christmas Eve, 1843. Tickets are $40 and include a traditional meal from the Dickensian Era (service charge included) Tickets available through the Arts and Culture Centre box office by phone at 729-3900 or online at



3 Victoria Street

On The Rocks Productions presents On Edge, late night at the LSPU Hall on Nov. 28 and 29 at 10 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets $15/$10 student.



Second Space

Nov 26 -29. The critically acclaimed play “3 Dogs Barking,” written by Frank Barry, directed by Justin Simms and starring Frank Barry, Mike Daly and Ruth Lawrence. (Includes strong language/graphic violence.


Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral St.

Ongoing to Jan. 6. “Christmas Around The World”. Call the office at 579-3023 to book tickets today.



Victoria Street

“Head First” is a collection of 13 short films by directors like Roger Maunder and “People Of A Feather” director Joel Heath, combined with music from flutist MacPhail, Curtis Andrews, Mark Neary, and Elliott Brood’s Stephen Pinkin, among others. The DVD release party for “Head First” takes place on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall.


Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

Carol Bajen-Gahm Vestiges. Ongoing to Nov. 30.


Courtyard Marriott

131 Duckworth St.

On Dec. 1 the visual artists of Arts Northeast will exhibit new pieces of original art, art reproductions and art cards in a Christmas exhibition and sale. The Christmas Art Sale is open for one day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and all sales are tax free.


Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft Centre

59 Duckworth St.

 In the main gallery “Comfort and Joy” our annual holiday exhibition presents finely crafted objects from over 40 craftspeople that evoke all the good things celebrated during this special time of the year. “Comfort and  Joy” continues until Dec. 18. Visit or call 753-2749 for more information.


The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art

Baird’s Cove off Water Street

Now showing until Dec. 25 is the gallery’s annual Christmas show.


MUN Botanical Garden

306 Mount Scio Rd.

MUN Botanical Garden is hosting a show and sale of artistic wall hangings and other small quilted items. The theme of the show is the natural environment and the work has been produced by members of Eastern Edge Quilters in St. John’s.The show will run from

Dec. 4-17 inclusive.


Red Ochre Gallery

96 Duckworth St.

Opening Nov. 21 is “Colour and Light,” an exhibition of new work by gallery artists.


Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

Gallery and Studio open Wed - Sat 1-5 p.m. Open House at Ultramarine Fine Art Studio on Thursday, Dec.  5 and Saturday, Dec. 14. Starting 12 noon onwards each day. Light refreshments.


VOWR (AM 800)

Guest Interview Produced and hosted by Barbara De Land

Broadcast Sundays 2 p.m., rebroadcast Wednesdays 8:30 p.m.

Nov. 27. This distinctive voice, which you might hear live around St. John’s, Newfoundland, is Bob Oxley’s, and is one which will be familiar to listeners of CBC’s

“The World at Six” in the 1990s.

Dec. 1 and Dec. 4. Churence Rogers, a former teacher and mayor, finds both challenges and satisfaction as President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador — an organisation which represents the concerns of municipalities, large and small, to both provincial and federal governments.


The Performance Hour

With host Glen Tilley

Saturday 5:35 p.m. (5:05 p.m. Lab) CBC Radio One and 10:30 a.m. on CBC Radio Two

Nov. 30. — Part 2 of the CBC MUSIC NL Songwriters Circle recorded live at the 2013 Music Industry Conference in Gander. It features four of the freshest voices in the provinces contemporary music scene including Chris Picco, Brianna Gosse, Gavin Simms and Chris Kirby. It’s an intimate hour of great songs and great stories.

St. John’s native Don Brownrigg returns from Halifax to launch his new CD “It Takes All Kinds (to make this world, I find)” Friday night, Nov. 28 at The Ship in St. Joshn’s. Listen to the first single off the CD, “Sweet Dream Sleeper,” online at — Submitted image